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824. Lost Nation Brewing The Wind

Lost Nation The WindI travel to Vermont often and for the past couple of years we have made the trip out for Hill Farmstead’s Festival of Farmhouse Ales a two day trip spending the night in Montpelier on Friday and then heading to Hill on Saturday for the event. Each time we spent a significant amount of time (and money) at Three Penny Taproom eating and drinking some great beer. The highlight of this years trip to Three Penny was The Wind from Lost Nation. Before going to Three Penny I had no idea this beer even existed but after having it I knew I had to find some bottles. Fortunately a few months later Lost Nation released another batch and I made a point to visit the brewery to grab some bottles.

For those that don’t know The Wind is Lost Nation’s Gose dry hopped with Citra and grapefruit added. Their Gose is excellent by itself but add some more hops and grapefruit and it makes it even better. Appearance is a pale yellow with a thick white head that disappeared quickly leaving a small rim around the glass, pretty typical of the gose style. Aroma give you a nice mix of citrus and grapefruit, no real surprise there. The Citra hops are essentially lost in the flavor leaving a tasty gose with plenty of grapefruit. Carbonation is low but seems intentional.

This beer is every bit as refreshing as the original Gose and bit more flavorful with the grapefruit coming through nicely. Excellent beer and if someone out there happens to have the Brett version of this beer let me know as I would really like to try it.
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Alcohol Content: ??% ABV
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Brewers Website: Lost Nation Brewing
Brewers Description: Introducing our latest bottled beer, The Wind. The Wind is our classic Gose dry hopped with Citra hops and grapefruit. Some of you may have had this beer in the past as a cask beer. Well we liked it so much that we figured out how to bottle it.

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821. Lost Nation Brewing Vermont Pilsner

Lost Nation Vermont PilsnerPilsners are often overlooked in the craft beer world but there are a few good ones out there with my favorite being Banded Horn’s Pepperell Pilsner. Lost Nation does a great job with their beers so when I came across a 4-pack of Vermont Pilsner I grabbed one to take home.

This beer is a crystal clear yellow with a very deep white head and plenty of carbonation. Aroma is entirely earthy with some crackery malts and some nice grassy hops. Taste is very similar to the nose with those same grassy hops, lightly sweet malt base and a very crisp and clean finish.

A solid craft pilsner that will not disappoint and could be enjoyed by craft beer drinkers as well as non-craft drinkers. 
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Alcohol Content: 4.8% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 20
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Brewers Website: Lost Nation Brewing
Brewers Description: Our golden lager is a crisp, clean, easy drinking beer that has a full, balanced hop finish. This Franconian style Pils is perfect for any occasion

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567. Lost Nation Rustic Ale

Lost Nation RusticI had to make a follow up visit to Lost Nation as I really enjoyed their Gose (see review here). This time I did a flight of all their beers and while the Gose was still my favorite I decided to bring home a growler of their red ale.

Appearance is a nice amber with a thick tan head. Aroma is full of grassy hops and a bit of sweet malts. Rustic Ale is very easy to drink and is more complex than most red ales. It starts with the grassy hops but they give way to the sweet malts, finish has a little bite to it.

Overall I was pleased with this offering from Lost Nation, if you visit the brewery try a flight and grab a growler to go.
Pros: Complex for a red
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Alcohol Content: 5.4% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 40
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Brewers Website: Lost Nation
Brewers Description: A ruby colored ale that has a pronounced hop character. This smooth beer features a soft malt body that is complemented by American hops and dry hopped with whole flower hops just prior to kegging for a fresh hop finish.

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529. Lost Nation Gose

Lost Nation GoseI believe this is my first review of a Gose (pronounced Gose-uh). If you have not had a gose in the past you should certainly give them a try. It is an old German style beer with a low ABV and a salty taste. They are also typically a bit sour and have almost no hop bitterness (this beer has an IBU of 8).

Lost Nation is a small brewery in Morrisville VT, they are actually located in a space previously occupied by Rock Art. I will do a separate post on my trip to the brewery as it is quite  unique. After trying their Gose at the brewery I grabbed a growler to go. Love the rustic look of their logo and looks great on the growler.

The beer is very light in color with almost no head – I guess this is typical of the style as all three have looked the same. Tart lemon and slightly sour smell but in a very good way. Taste is where this one excels with a tangy lemon/orange with the slightly salty. Very refreshing beer and the 64 ounce growler was gone too quickly. Will certainly make Lost Nation a regular stop on future visits to Vermont.
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Unique style and very refreshing
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Alcohol Content: 4.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 8
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Brewers Website: Lost Nation Brewing
Brewers Description: A traditional German beer style that was all but extinct 30 years ago. An amazingly refreshing beer brewed with coriander and sea salt. The tart, dry finish combined with the hint of salt and citrus leaves your palate craving another sip.

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